Country: Maldives

Population: 369,031

Capital: Male

Time Zone: UTC+5

Currency Name: rufiyaa (MVR)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: Maldivian Dhivehi (dialect of Sinhala, script derived from Arabic), English spoken by most government officials

Ethnic Breakdown: South Indians, Sinhalese, Arabs

Religion: Sunni Muslim

Major Cities: Male, Seenu

Phone Country Code: 960

Health Concerns:

Official Tourism Website: http://www.visitmaldives.com/

High Travel Season: December - April

Voltage: 230 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: a, d, g, j, k, l

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: The highest elevation in Maldives is 2.4 meters.